7 - 10 June 2023


7 June • National Opera & Ballet,20:00

MÍSIA vocal

BERNARDO COUTO portuguese guitar

JOÃO FILIPE fado guitar


MÍSIA is a pioneer, a free spirit, that had to build her own path in the genre, and that’s probably why she is called by some “the anarchist of fado”. Her first successes would be abroad: first in Spain and Japan, then in France and Germany. Subsequently, she began to achieve popularity worldwide, embarking on a truly international career. In 1993 she became the second artist after Amália Rodriguez to take fado to the world’s greatest stages. Countless awards and distinctions, and hundreds of thousand records sold all over the world, illustrate well the importance of this artist in the history of fado, in Portuguese music in general, past and future. Her unique voice impresses again and again with theatricality and authority that is unparalleled! The artfully stylized stage production complements her breathtaking stage presence, with which she literally overwhelmed the audience in her concerts. Over the years, she built a great international career and played on the most prestigious stages, such as Berlin Philharmonic, Théâtre du Châtelet and La Cigale in Paris, Town Hall in New York, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Cocoon Theater in Tokyo, amongst others. This female artist, a dreamy fado singer, singer-actress, and narrator of her own stories and of those of others, is the first to admit, that she is an animal sentimental, a sentimental animal. This expression serves as the title for her current album (Animal Sentimental, 2022), a new chapter of a career, that spans three decades and that has received wide international recognition.